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PREFACE AND CHAPTER ONE—CHENEY, CHRISTENSEN, ZORN & GANESH (2004) THINGS WE WILL COVER WHY ARE WE HERE? THEORIES METAPHORS Organizational Communication
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Introductory Qs Why Study Organizations? Why Study Communication? Why Should We Care?
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Thinking Critically What does this phrase mean ? Does it mean we can’t endorse the status quo? Here is a sense of thinking critically:
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Examples of trends in OrgComm What book did you find? Tell us about it in a couple sentences.
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The “T” Word “There is nothing so practical as a good theory” -- Lewin What is theory? Why do we need theory? What are lay or implicit or everyday theories? What are characteristics of a good theory?
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Types of Theories Who thinks there is an objective Truth out there? Who believes that every cause has an effect? Who believes that people have free will and can change their own behavior?
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Unformatted text preview: Types of Theories Scientific Humanist Human Nature Determinism Free will Values Science Humanism Examples Scientific theory - Humanistic theory – Types of Metaphors Standard: Synedoche: Metonymy: Personification: Metaphors for Communication Information Transfer Transactional Process Strategic Control Metaphors for Organizations and Communication What are some common metaphors for organizations ? Why do you think the machine metaphor is so popular? How is it both good and bad? Why do we use metaphors to understand communication ? How are metaphors both necessary in and limiting to our thinking? An Influential Metaphor What important decisions happened regarding corporations granted in the late 19 th century? What does this mean for liability and responsibility? Rights and Privileges? Ethics?...
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